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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recent Product Recalls

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Like the attorneys at Feldman Shepherd, the CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as power tools, toys, clothing and household items - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Here are some of the recent recalls that you should be aware of:

-Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Reannounce Touch Point Heater Recall; Fire Hazard Posed

-Petzl America Recalls Scorpio and Absorbica Safety Lanyards due to Fall Hazard

-Diving Unlimited International Recalls Weight Systems Due to Drowning Hazard

-Macy's Agrees to Pay $750,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children's Outerwear

-Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Electric Log Splitters Due to Laceration or Amputation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

-Chanel Recalls Silk Scarves and Garments Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

-Mini Stars Building Sets Recalled by Edushape Due to Choking Hazard

-Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Baseball and Softball Gloves Due to Presence of Mold

-Dollar Tree Recalls Glass Votive Candle Holders Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards

-Viking Range Corporation Agrees to $450,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Refrigerators

-CPSC Issues New Drawstring Safety Rule for Children's Outerwear; Drawstrings at Neck and Waist Present Strangulation Hazard and Other Dangers
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